Three square off in race for Dukes County sheriff


While state races have captured the attention of media pundits and voters across Massachusetts, the hardest fought race on Martha’s Vineyard is among the three candidates for Dukes County Sheriff.

Incumbent Dukes County sheriff Mike McCormack faces a challenge from retired State Police Sergeant Neal Maciel of Tisbury and retired Oak Bluffs police officer Warren Gosson of Edgartown.

Among other responsibilities, the Dukes County sheriff’s primary responsibility is the care and upkeep of the county jail/house of correction and its prisoners. The sheriff serves for six years.

This week, The Times emailed each candidate seven questions related to the job of Dukes County sheriff. Their answers follow.